Frequently Asked Questions
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By setting up an account you always have access to your purchased patterns and if there is ever a pattern update the newest version of the pattern will be in your account.
After your payment is processed, you will receive an email with your pdf downloads. Make sure to check any spam or promotions folders. You always have access to all of your purchases through your account on the Chalk and Notch website. To find your orders, log into your account, click on “downloads” on the left side. All of your purchased pattern files will be available.
All patterns are available in PDF format. A digital download is emailed to you directly after purchase. You either print the pattern at home or at a copy shop. A pattern will not be mailed to you. We currently have eight styles available in print (tissue) format. These patterns are mailed to you along with a tutorial booklet. You can find all patterns in our shop.
All Chalk and Notch patterns are available in sizes 0-30 with two bust cup options, A/B & C/D. Mini patterns are available in sizes 12 months to 12 years. Check each pattern listing for body measurements and finished garments measurements.
Your sewing bust cup size is likely not the same as your bra bust cup size. Bra cups use your full bust and your underbust measurements to determine the cup size. For sewing cup size, we use the high bust and full bust measurements.
If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm) use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) use the C/D cup. If you have more than a 4” (10 cm) difference, you may need a full bust adjustment. There are details on how to do a full bust adjustment included in the custom fitting section of each tutorial.
Chalk and Notch patterns are designed for a height of around 5’7″ (170 cm). The fit models are 5’7″ (170 cm), but all of the Chalk and Notch patterns are tested on a range of heights, and our fitting posts can help determine how much and where you may need to adjust.
We are working to grow our Sew Along library to provide step-by-step photos along with some video clips on our YouTube channel. You are welcome to join the Chalk and Notch Facebook group to get support while sewing Chalk and Notch patterns. For any additional support, you are always welcome to contact Chalk and Notch patterns via email.